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Boom or bust for Ohio State secondary
Four plays havent changed anything for Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, but they certainly got his attention.

Bo Wallace eager for another shot at Bama
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After having his bold words shoved back in his face last season by Alabama, Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace is more quiet and mature heading into the rematch

LSU freshman RB Leonard Fournette progressing after slow start
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- All of his life, Leonard Fournette has been ahead of the athletic curve, so naturally he was disappointed when his first college game didn't go according to plan.

Two reasons to believe in Nebraska
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Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory give the Nebraska Cornhuskers two reasons to believe they can go to Michigan State and get a victory.

Alabama defense to be tested by Ole Miss tempo, Laquon Treadwell
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The Alabama Crimson Tide defense will face a challenge Saturday matching up against the Ole Miss Rebels' tempo and receiver Laquon Treadwell.

Week 6 roundtable: Best crunch-time QB
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With the game on the line, which SEC West quarterback would you want leading your team?

Points could be scarce in South Bend
Two years ago in South Bend, Stanford and Notre Dame matched up in a defensive struggle that ended with the Irish making a goal-line stand in overtime in which they stopped Stepfan Taylor on four consecutive attempts from inside the 4-yard line.

TCU will stun the Big 12, and soon
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Mark it down. One of the next two weekends, TCU is going to wreck the marquee November game that everyone believes will decide the Big 12.The Frogs are going to beat either Oklahoma this weekend or Baylor next weekend, giving one of those conference favorites an early-season L.

SEC playoff tracker: Oct. 1
October has arrived and most teams have played a third of their regular-season schedule. One team has fallen off our playoff tracker (South Carolina) but the rest remain from last week.

Grantland: The Quiet Genius
Out on the dangling elbow of the Oregon coast, in a port town set against the Coos River, a teacher named Bruce Bryant sometimes points to a photograph affixed to a bulletin board in his classroom.

Florida State's Jalen Ramsey excelling in Lamarcus Joyner's former role
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Ramsey is not as proficient at blitzing yet, but even that resembles a young Joyner, said FSU coach Jimbo Fisher.

FSU's Jameis Winston improving on 2013 numbers
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Before the season, the general belief was it would be unlikely Jameis Winston could improve upon his freshman season statistically.

ACC Live: Week 6 (2 ET)
On this week's ACC Live chat Andrea Adelson, Matt Fortuna, David Hale and Jared Shanker discuss the standard of winning at Florida State, the latest from the crazy Coastal Division and preview this weekend's slate.

Punt returners struggling across ACC
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After a dazzling 2013 season when it came to punt and kickoff returns, the ACC's returning return stars have scuffled this far in 2014.

ACC morning links
The situation in Michigan with the “probable mild concussion” of quarterback Shane Morris has brought head injuries back into the public consciousness.

Dave Doeren sorry for fake-injury talk
NC State coach Dave Doeren apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher on Tuesday after accusing the Seminoles of faking injuries in their win over the Wolfpack on Saturday.

ACC outlines autonomy priorities
The ACC has focused its initial priorities under the new autonomy structure on student-athlete welfare, outlining five main points it will submit to the NCAA by a Wednesday deadline.

ACC Upset Watch: Week 6
ACC Upset Watch: Week 6. Just about every team in the league is on alert with a very even schedule.

Hokies, Heels look to avoid 0-2 in ACC
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The film has been tough to watch, Michael Brewer said. He’s always taken pride in protecting the football, but for the past four weeks, Brewer has fed a steady dose of wayward passes to Virginia Tech’s opposition, and the results have been ugly.

Is Georgia Tech for real?
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The stats do not scream perfect team! But through four games, Georgia Tech has an unblemished record, emerging as one of the big surprises in the ACC through the first month.

Q&A: Kansas State S Travis Green
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Kansas State safety Travis Green discusses recovering from an injury and overcoming a checkered youth to be a role model.

TCU will stun the Big 12, and soon
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Mark it down. One of the next two weekends, TCU is going to wreck the marquee November game that everyone believes will decide the Big 12.The Frogs are going to beat either Oklahoma this weekend or Baylor next weekend, giving one of those conference favorites an early-season L.

Texas 'trash' talk a sign of Baylor's ascent
Who would've ever thought the once-powerless Bears could someday provoke contempt from these once-gigantic Longhorns?

Big 12 morning links
Come on LeBron. Is it that serious? Texas players didn't hesitate to speak their minds about Baylor but the Bears' players refused to bite when asked about the comments of John Harris and Quandre Diggs on Monday, reports John Werner of the Waco Tribune.

Big 12 Tuesday mailbag
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In Tuesday's mailbag we talk Charlie Strong, the futures of TCU, Oklahoma State and West Virginia and the College Football Playoff committee.

Oklahoma State, Iowa State hoping to get ground games going
Oklahoma State Cowboys, Iowa State Cyclones hoping to get ground games going in showdown in Stillwater.

Roundtable: Keys for TCU, Texas
Big 12 roundtable: Our writers discuss the keys to an upset for Texas as it takes on Baylor and TCU as it plays host to Oklahoma.

Kevin Peterson embraces being 'the man'
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It's Kevin Petersons time to be the captain in the Cowboys backfield. And hes slid into the role with unusual ease.

OU, Baylor offenses to be tested
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The next three games will be telling for Oklahoma and Baylor as they first face challenging road tilts against a pair of tough defenses.

Weekend recruiting wrap: Big 12
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 Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU and Kansas State all scored victories over the weekend, but Kansas seemed to be the big story, as the Jayhawks lost head coach Charlie Weis, who was fired after compiling a 6-22 record and earning only one win against a Power 5 school in three seasons.

College football's top 10 QBs
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Week 4 provided yet another reminder of the wonderful uncertainty and unpredictability of the college game.And suffice to say, the drama tends to center on the guys taking the snaps.

Best cross-conference recruiting battles
Some recruits get attention from all over the country. Whether it’s their prowess or proximity to multiple teams, top prospects will have schools from multiple conferences pursuing them.

Recruit and return: UCF Knights
You won’t find UCF in the top 40 of the class rankings, but the Knights currently rank at No. 6 in the American Athletic Conference rankings. After the Knights’ 52-42 victory over Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, here’s a look at how UCF has done on the recruiting trail and what it will need to do moving forward to capitalize on its BCS win.

Chat wrap: College GameDay
Join our ESPN.com college football experts as they preview Saturday's matchups.Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 9 a.m. ET. See you there.

Unfamiliar foes: USF
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall ends today with USF.

Big East lunchtime links
Have a great weekend! The No. 1 player Paul Dehner Jr. says has to develop for Cincinnati this season is .... Louisville picked up two commitments Thursday.

Aresco looks to the future of the American
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When the calendar turns to July 1 on Monday, the American Athletic Conference officially begins operations.It has been a turmoil-filled two years for the league no longer known as the Big East.

Rising stock of Teddy Bridgewater
The 2013 college football season has the potential to be one of the greatest quarterback classes ever. Eight of the top 10 teams in last year’s final AP Poll return their starting quarterbacks, and every conference except the Big 12 returns either their first- or second-team quarterbacks from last season.

Big East mailbag
Coming at you one day early.Bigg Edd Gladney in Somerset, N.J., writes: Since Pitt will not let Shell return to the team, would it be a good idea for Rutgers or Temple to make a play for him (since he wants to be on the East Coast, close to his daughter and family)?

Big East lunchtime links
Plenty of recruiting news. Receiver Johnny Holton needs to step up for Cincinnati this year. Former Louisville linebacker Otis Wilson is set for induction into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday.

Boom or bust for Ohio State secondary
Four plays havent changed anything for Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, but they certainly got his attention.

Two reasons to believe in Nebraska
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Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory give the Nebraska Cornhuskers two reasons to believe they can go to Michigan State and get a victory.

Looking back at Hoke's recruiting classes
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Michigan coach Brady Hoke is in his fourth season, but the Wolverines find themselves starting just one senior on offense.

Wisconsin's Stave says the yips are gone
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The toughest thing about QB Joel Staves situation at Wisconsin was that we didn't know if or when he would return to full participation.

Big Ten morning links
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It's already October, and some teams will reach the halfway point of their schedules by the end of the weekend. Time flies when you're having fun or protesting to oust your athletic director.

Buckeyes marching band mocks Michigan
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The Ohio State marching band performed a tribute to the "Wizard of Oz" on the classic film’s 75th anniversary. The Buckeyes turn the Wicked Witch of the West into their rival, Michigan.

Rally, petition target Michigan AD
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Students and fans flooded the front lawn of University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel's on-campus house Tuesday night, demanding the school get rid of athletic director Dave Brandon.

Iowa plans to go with two QBs
When the Hawkeyes return to action on Oct. 11 against Indiana, they plan on playing more than one guy at quarterback.

Nebraska-MSU a B1G title game preview?
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Two of the top offenses in the nation square off Saturday night when No. 19 Nebraska visits No. 10 Michigan State in what could be a preview of the Big Ten championship game.

Conference call: Best of the Big Ten
Conference call: Best of the Big Ten

Pac-12 Play of the Week: Call Me Ishmael
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In what has been the closest voting in our feature for the Pac-12 Blog's Play of the Week, UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams won.

Bruins, Utes hope for many happy returns
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UCLA's Ishmael Adams and Utah's Kaelin Clay has made opponents pay with big plays in the return game. They face each other on Saturday.

Why to watch California-Washington State
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California-Washington State might not jump off the table as far as Saturday's games go, but there are plenty of reasons to tune in.

Grantland: The Quiet Genius
Out on the dangling elbow of the Oregon coast, in a port town set against the Coos River, a teacher named Bruce Bryant sometimes points to a photograph affixed to a bulletin board in his classroom.

Pac-12 morning links
The top stories and issues of the day in the Pac-12 conference, mainly discussing the changes on various schools' depth charts.

Pac-12 by the numbers: Week 6
Here's another look at random stats pertaining to the Pac-12.ThursdayArizona at No. 2 Oregon Oregon has scored 50 points off turnovers, the most in the Pac-12.

Week 5 Pac-12 QB Power Rankings
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Week 5 of the Pac-12 quarterback rankings saw a new No. 1 signal-caller, as Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota had the week off.

Heisman debate: Marcus Mariota vs. Todd Gurley
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Debating the Heisman Trophy merits of Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota vs. Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley.

Campaign trail: UCLA Bruins
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Which teams will make the College Football Playoff? Ultimately, the selection committee will decide. Until then, there will be a lot of campaigning. Each week we'll unveil what we think one team's campaign message should be.

Vote: Pac-12 play of the Week
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We should know better by now. On weekend’s when not much should happen, EVERYTHING WILL HAPPEN. And it happened this weekend. There are quite a few awesome plays up for the Pac-12 Blog’s Play of the Week (and even more that just didn’t make the cut -- we can only have five, sorry guys) and now it’s your turn to vote for which was the best of the best.

Bo Wallace eager for another shot at Bama
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After having his bold words shoved back in his face last season by Alabama, Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace is more quiet and mature heading into the rematch

LSU freshman RB Leonard Fournette progressing after slow start
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- All of his life, Leonard Fournette has been ahead of the athletic curve, so naturally he was disappointed when his first college game didn't go according to plan.

Prove It: Wild weekend in the SEC West
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ESPN's Alex Scarborough and Greg Ostendorf discuss the marquee matchups in the SEC West and which team has the most to gain with a win Saturday.

Alabama defense to be tested by Ole Miss tempo, Laquon Treadwell
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The Alabama Crimson Tide defense will face a challenge Saturday matching up against the Ole Miss Rebels' tempo and receiver Laquon Treadwell.

Week 6 roundtable: Best crunch-time QB
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With the game on the line, which SEC West quarterback would you want leading your team?

SEC playoff tracker: Oct. 1
October has arrived and most teams have played a third of their regular-season schedule. One team has fallen off our playoff tracker (South Carolina) but the rest remain from last week.

SEC Freshman Tracker: Week 5
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Led by LSU's Brandon Harris and Leonard Fournette and a big group from Tennessee, true freshmen again grabbed the spotlight in the SEC last weekend.

How Lane Kiffin improved Bama's offense
Monday, Sept. 29, was the one-year anniversary of Lane Kiffin’s infamous firing by USC at the Landmark Aviation Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

Ole Miss can make a statement vs. Bama
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The Ole Miss Rebels know exactly what's at stake on Saturday.Big, bad Bama is headed to the Grove -- along with ESPN's "College GameDay" for the very first time -- and it's been years since expectations were this lofty in Oxford, Mississippi.

Watch: SEC Spreecast, 3 ET
Join ESPN.com reporters Edward Aschoff, David Ching and Chris Low at 3 p.m. ET as they preview a monster week of SEC action. They'll break down Alabama-Ole Miss, Mississippi State-Texas A&M and LSU-Auburn, while also talking Todd Gurley's Heisman chances and answering your questions.


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